Duration: 3 hours
Location: We cover 1.6 miles on foot in downtown Hot Springs on Central Ave.
ID required/5-12 yr olds
All sales are final. Non refundable. Tours occur rain or shine, heat or cold. Only one discount allowed per ticket.
Tours on Thursdays and Saturdays.
Enough food to equal a full lunch for most people
Photo ID required for anyone partaking of alcohol on the tour
cut off time for ticket sales is 10:00am on the day of tours
Tours take place regardless of rain, heat, humidity, or cold, please come prepared!
Groups of up to 10 keeps the experience more personal
Wheelchair/stroller accessible at most locations. *Company does not provide wheelchairs or strollers
Photography welcomed and encouraged
THE TASTINGS: We will be visiting at least 7 tasting locations, having flights of margaritas and wine at 2 of those tastings. We will be covering much of the downtown area including a stroll down Bathhouse Row. The tasting locations are chosen with care based on the quality of the food and includes favorites of the tour company as well!
THE INFORMATION: Prepare to be given a substantial amount of the food and history of Hot Springs. Details about the owners and chefs of each tasting location. Each place we stop has their own story and we want you to know more about the people that fill your plates and top off your glasses here in Hot Springs. There is a ton of history in this place and the beauty and delicious food is just another part of that story that you get to experience along the way.
WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE THIS TOUR: If you love food, history, architecture, or just love to try new and exciting things this is an activity you will enjoy. Discovering more about your own town or about this town you are visiting, a place is best discovered through its food. We make our best memories when we are tasting and savoring the food around us.
Fat Bottomed Girls Cupcakes
Featured on the Food Network's Cupcake Wars we will be having one of this shop's mini cupcakes! (flavors subject to change)
Rolandos Nuevo Latin Restaurante
Sampling includes a tamale with available sauces and salsa with chips
Spa City Tropical Winery and Gifts
Taste 2 wines and a wine smoothie
The Ohio Club (when available)
one of our possible stops. The sample we taste and the history we learn hosted by the chef himself: Michael Dampier
Pour Some Sugar on Me
Sweets! Sweets! Sweets! Taste a fan favorite that will blow your mind!
Experience food loved so much by this community they had to bring it back! Tasting includes pasta and fresh bread.
A basement restaurant serving authentic German dishes with a French twist where the sample is a signature cabbage roll
Fat Jacks Oyster and Sports Bar
A family oriented down to earth sports bar with Jack's own twist on Cajun cuisine. Sample Etoufee and a Cajun Bloody Mary to round off the tour!
Meeting place and parking availability provided with ticket purchase.
Our tickets are purchased through Eztix. There is a link at the top of the homepage that will take you to the booking site. Tickets can be purchased using all major credit cards. Cash is not accepted.
Our tours are moderately paced and will not stop for rain, cold, sun, heat, or humidity. No matter what the weather brings the food will taste great and the adventure will continue. On rainy or very cold days we will use indoor space as much as possible. We do advise to watch the forecast and dress appropriately and bring gear that will help you be prepared for the weather that may come (umbrellas for rain, sunscreen and water for sun/heat, and jackets/scarves and gloves for cold weather, etc.). The more comfortable you are the better you will enjoy the tour. For severe weather conditions the decision will be made on a case by case basis as to whether the tour will continue or a different solution will be provided.
While there are areas of free parking in the downtown Hot Springs area, it may be difficult to find an area to park during peak season. Specific parking information will be provided after purchasing your tickets in the follow-up email.
We do everything in our power to explain that this is a walking tour and about the distance we cover during the tour. We will take you as far as you can go and if want to stop that is up to you. However, the tickets are non-refundable and all food has been paid for prior to your arrival. Even if you do not finish the tour you cannot receive a refund for the part of the tour you did not complete.
No. This is a walking tour. The entire tour is on foot. If you have issues walking please bring an alternate means of transportation (wheelchair, scooter, etc.) to follow along on the tour. We do cover 1.7 miles during the tour with various stops along the way to eat and talk but the entire tour is on foot.
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"Went on an afternoon food tour through historic hot springs. learned so many fun facts about the buildings and unique life of the spa city, tasted some yummy foods, all while having great conversation and enjoying the beautiful scenery."